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22 Feb 2018 09:59:20
Hello eds, any interest in Luca torreira of Sampdoria from Liverpool?

akshit

{Ed002's Note - Everton were the Merseyside team who enquired about Lucas Torreira - not Liverpool.}


1.) 22 Feb 2018 15:32:15
Is he considered by Napoli as a replacement for Jorginho?


2.) 23 Feb 2018 05:00:11
I think Luca torriera is the kante of Serie A. Beastly little dynamite of a player. But of course as Ed002 has cleared it was everton and not us who enquired.
Would love him at LFC though.


 

 

05 Dec 2017 06:45:28
hi eds,
anything in the aubameyang rumours?
reading reports LFC could well sell studger, origi and ings and go for him?
if we sell all three doesn't sound bad but his wages might probably cut off any deal.

akshit

{Ed002's Note - Dortmund are willing to let Aubameyangadingdong go as they are sick of the backage. He has been offered to a couple of clubs and Liverpool might well be interested - but someone would need to make way from the first team - not the players you have listed. It is reasonable that Ings could get a loan and Origi may well want to stay in Germany in the summer. Aubameyangadingdong has been offered to an English side and an Italian side already. The Italian side see the price as high for the risk of disruption, and they are currently in turmoil. The English side is looking at someone else initially. Sturridge I don't know. But none of these are really starters. I would not rule it out but I am not aware of any approach.}


1.) 05 Dec 2017 10:33:21
So sell three hard working squad players and sign a disruptive flake who will want to start ahead of our front 3? And that too for an obscene amount of money? No chance unless Salah leaves in the summer.


2.) 05 Dec 2017 10:36:32
Ed when you say someone would need to leave mate I take it would have to be the likes of Firmino, Couts, Mane etc?

{Ed002's Note - He would want to be a starter - so go figure.}


3.) 05 Dec 2017 10:48:27
A 4-2-3-1 with Mane, Firmino and Salah behind Aubameyang would be incredible. Don’t think it would be my priority though as the defence must be our first thought and with the goals we’re scoring is it really worth the disruption?


4.) 05 Dec 2017 11:20:29
If our "Transfer Committee" have half a brain between them they'll leave well alone but I'm not sure they have the half of a brain.


5.) 05 Dec 2017 11:57:40
Only way I’d see it possible for PEA to be in the first team would be to drop bobby into coutinho role once he’s on that plane to Barcelona.


6.) 05 Dec 2017 12:00:19
Yeah right. wasnt Sadio Mane also seen as disruptive? He had prior disciplinary issue with Koeman. Looks what happen. We are not talking about some random striker. We are talking about most prolific striker last season in whole Europe. He is in bracket Lewandowski, Suarez, Kane. So please wise up and talk sense when you guys write as if he is another striker like Balloteli.


7.) 05 Dec 2017 12:29:42
There is a difference between a player who is disruptive because he doesn't fully apply himself and it gets on people's nerves, and one who just sacks off full games cause he wants to go out on the lash with his mates. He is more of a problem for squads than balotelli is, that's why he's discussed like balotelli by anyone who knows the first thing about him.


8.) 05 Dec 2017 13:37:36
Bottom line is klopp knows him. If he wants to sign him he will have confidence that can manage any issues and find a place for him in the starting 11. If he is a disruptive force surely Klopp will let it be known to the transfer folks to stay away. Nothing to worry about at all folks.


9.) 05 Dec 2017 13:46:31
Ed002 mate. which clubs (to the best of your knowledge) are currently showing any interest in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?

{Ed002's Note - See above - I have said that they have spoken to a couple of clubs - and that is it at the moment.}


10.) 05 Dec 2017 14:04:56
I was at the recent Dortmund v Bayern game and kept a beady eye on Aubameyang as i was keen to see how good he was. What a let down. He was a passenger for the whole game and did nothing, with Robben stealing the show. Admittedly, this is a single game, against Bayern and i had been sampling the local beers for most of the day, but from that showing, i wouldn't want him. On a side note, 83,503 people singing you'll never walk alone is truly a wonderful experience. especially with beer.


11.) 05 Dec 2017 18:28:20
Ed is there any truth that where looking for a striker Bec firmino is guna play coutino role when he leaves?

{Ed002's Note - I am not aware of Liverpool looking for strikers in January. The club is doing just great going forward and I doubt even Klopp would be stupid enough to screw that up right now.}


12.) 05 Dec 2017 19:10:54
Thanks Ed way I’d read it seemed more about summer plans when coutino leaves.

{Ed002's Note - I am pretty certain Liverpool are not making plans like that right now.}


13.) 06 Dec 2017 01:43:15
Am I wrong to think this would be a poor move for the club?


 

 

12 Aug 2017 03:27:35
Hi Ed's, a very good morning.
Would Barcelona be willing to include sergi Roberto in a deal for pipco? Is he on the surplus list? More importantly would the forces at liverpool be interested in player+cash kind of deal?
Thank-you for you kindness in this unkind transfer window.

akshit

{Ed002's Note - He is not on the surplus list but the clubs interested in him have had little luck getting Barcelona to talk. Liverpool has shown no interest to date.}


1.) 12 Aug 2017 09:15:07
Pipe dream unfortunately. After Messi, Suarez, Busquets, Iniesta, Pique and Alba I would say Roberto is probably the next best they have. He is a really classy midfielder and not a bad right back either.


2.) 12 Aug 2017 09:29:44
I get a feeling that any player on Barca's surplus list to be included in a deal would be an above average yet nothing special player, which makes the whole idea of it unappealing.


3.) 12 Aug 2017 09:30:45
That team is slim pickings IMO apart from top two and pique.
Maybe Gomes and Ter Stegen + 80million and then we could maybe talk.

I also find it hard to believe that they wouldn't come back.
Real probably will if not as Phil is knocking on the door of best in CAM in world for me. A season in champions league and people start to take seriously.

Question for Ed02: Have Liverpool been aggressive enough in pursuit of players this transfer window? Do you think if we'd have put money where our mouth is we could've got things do for targets?

{Ed002's Note - Liverpool has gone about the transfers in the entirely wrong way - but it is nothing about money.}


4.) 12 Aug 2017 10:32:18
Did I just read "has Liverpool been aggressive enough this window? "
Only way they could have been more aggressive is if VVD and NK where bundled into the boot of Klopps BMW and driven to Melwood.

{Ed002's Note - He has a KR200 - there is only room for one of them.
https://twitter.com/WonderDogSparky/status/696334510737203200 }


5.) 12 Aug 2017 10:41:17
Should have looked outside the club for a sporting director promoting from within where a culture of incompetance has been prevelant for years just breeds more err incompetance . we have seen more of the same this transfer window. they should burn that rick parry guide to doing transfers.


6.) 12 Aug 2017 10:46:39
Why majorly weaken our team selling a player with years of contract when we can keep him, get a good year out of him and sell him for AT LEAST the same price judging by how transfers are rising year by year. its the same as Liepzig (why have no want or need to sell the player and we don't need the money) .


7.) 12 Aug 2017 13:38:16
8;minutes and our defence exposed. We are such a good team, something really needs to be done with our defence. Vvd as soon as. It'll be embarrassing but not as embarrassing as losing to mediocre teams.


8.) 12 Aug 2017 14:03:41
Ed, sorry couldn't find new post icon. Any idea why we didn't move for Joe Hart? It seems mad as we were the only team at the top he could've gone to bar city. He is surely an upgrade on what we currently have.

{Ed001's Note - because he is crap.}


9.) 12 Aug 2017 14:19:53
Totally agree Eds. The only reason he doesn't get called out on his mistakes is 'cause he's English.


10.) 12 Aug 2017 14:22:12
Didn't Torinos owner come out and say he didn't expect an England goalkeeper to make so many mistakes? Says it all really.


11.) 12 Aug 2017 14:44:44
Fair enough guys. I have to disagree with Steve wonder, England gks have had a hard time over last ten years, Carson Robinson and the other fella all made one mistake and we're dropped forever. I have always felt Hart was over rated but rest of country seemed to disagree. Until the euros where he was crap. What Hart does well is organise and control defence and I feel that is what we are lacking. But I buy that he has lost it.


12.) 12 Aug 2017 17:41:24
Nah it seems like he does superred but he just shouts loudly. Literally I think that is his only trick. Shouting and chest thumping.


13.) 12 Aug 2017 19:09:14
Sergi roberto is such a tidy passer, If we were to take him i would want him in CM, not being put as a rb like Barcelona shifted him out. Would still rather keep couts though.


14.) 12 Aug 2017 20:17:49
Dear Jurgen. we're going to take your star player and you can have anyone off our surplus list.

Yeh right!


15.) 12 Aug 2017 22:37:01
Under FSG, we haven't taken any surplus players as part of big money transfers out. I don't know if FSG think the supporters see such a scenario as Liverpool accepting cast-offs, but the sale of Torres, Sterling and Suarez didn't bring back any players from Chelsea, Man City or Barcelona.

I suspect it will be the case this time too. Why should Liverpool buy players who we don't need?


16.) 13 Aug 2017 07:04:17
@ superred91

losing to mediocre teams?

Last time I checked 3-3 was not a losing score line.


17.) 13 Aug 2017 15:28:23
Red, it sure felt like it was a loss .


18.) 13 Aug 2017 16:01:52
Fair point resend but we were losing 2.1 when I wrote that post and wasn't necessarily talking about watford. Was talking about defence in general.

Yeah, again I thought there were tonnes of positives from watford game.


19.) 14 Aug 2017 14:37:46
If Barcelona want coutinio and they want to offer a player or two in the deal then it has to be one of their top players. Next time they offer rahifina we should send em markovic in no 10 shirt. Don't think the part exchange is going to happen is it? Just psper talk. The first two offers were cash.

I think if we were to do a swap it has to be iniesta. If it truly is a iniesta replacement (pc) then we'll take the replaced player. The fact is, they just want the world's best south America players.


 

 

01 Jun 2017 11:02:35
So Mr. Peter moore is the new CEO.
Does it mean we can expect some Transfers FIFA style? I'd buy bale, one future player that goes 97 and one bonucci as i and pretty sure everyone else does when starting with a new FIFA season :P.

akshit

1.) 01 Jun 2017 14:13:53
I think that spending large amounts of money on a player has become unfashionable in many fans' eyes. Notably, clubs like City, PSG and the Chinese teams (in particular) are not well-respected amongst football supporters, and as such, a lot would like to see disassociation from these teams in the way that their club conducts its transfer business.

Add to that, there is a shared opinion now that there's something quite noble about spending less money on a player who turns out to be a world beater. Solanke is a perfect example, if he turns out to be a "30 goal a season striker" a lot of fans will respect the fact he cost not a lot and will want their club to do the same. At least that's how I see it. So with regard to Salah, a lot of supporters will be thinking there is some rough diamond out there, who is younger and cheaper. It's a no win situation, because if a club only buys cheap players and those players do not perform, the fans get on the owner's back.


 

 

29 Jun 2015 04:49:45
Have city given up on sterling eds? i mean they could buy delph or probably any player they want if it was English quota they were looking at? it has gone rather quiet.

akshit

{Ed001's Note - no.}


1.) 29 Jun 2015 09:22:36
We'll probably hear more after July 1st. That date seems to be getting banded about a bit on here for FFP reasons or something.


2.) 29 Jun 2015 10:44:52
What has Delph got to do with Sterling? Just because he's English? I'd say they'd prefer players that are actually good though, they don't need more Rodwells & Sinclairs.


 

 

 

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05 Nov 2018 05:05:38
if we win the league with 60 goals scored and 10 conceded would we still moan?
That used to be the Liverpool way in the famous years. we'd bore people to death and win everything 1-0.
Id be very happy if we can do that in this age. do people seriously don't get that how far the defense has actually come from last season?
that required to sacrifice a bit in terms of attack.
I don't remember any team who have had both blistering attack and impenetrable defense apart from Barcelona in 08-09.

akshit

1.) 05 Nov 2018 06:21:06
Think the fans are more desperate to win the league now then ever. That just shows what a fantastic job klopp has done😊.


2.) 05 Nov 2018 07:24:04
Scoring 60 goals in season of 38 games. Or 46 in old league by winning everything 1-0

Not sure I trust your maths lol.


3.) 05 Nov 2018 09:36:56
add all the CL and cup games and you might trust my math a bit more :P.


4.) 05 Nov 2018 14:58:31
I thought we all wanted to win the PL, at whatever cost. I did not know we wanted style points as well, lol.

Seriously tho, we have issues that need to be ironed out ASAP cos it may not be hurting us now in the main, it could in the very near future. I personally do not care how we do it as long as we do it. IMO, We no longer have to prove we can play football and win games with sometimes, tennis scores. We need to be effective, aggressive and consistent in terms of both playing well and gathering points with strong emphasis on the latter, IMO cos that is what wins you the PL, not how well you play.


 

 

30 Oct 2018 05:34:00
Anybody get a feeling that if we don't win the league this season, it will be 08-09 and 12-13 all overagain. Top players leaving and we have another 5 years of rebuild.
Still can't get how we ended up 2nd then we were better than most teams those seasons still ended 2nd.

Now this season from the beginning even before the season started we have looked good. Probably the best team we have had in a while yep i think this team is a bit better over 08-09 (better bench) . and surely better than 2013.
10 games in haven't lost but we challenge city who are still better. I mean Kudos to them, good football and all, but come on man drop some damn points. :P
Next is arsenal and we have to win, there is no space for a draw there. City might run away with it. i don't think i have seen such a title race ever. Also both city and chelsea did beat arsenal. and that moves us further away from atleast arsenal, 8 point gap.

akshit

1.) 30 Oct 2018 06:42:45
From doubter to believers. let's create an positive and back the team even if they lose a game.

I understand the skepticism due to out past failings but we need enjoy this and back the team.


2.) 30 Oct 2018 06:48:03
12/ 13 can’t have been that bad, we were 3 games away from winning the league in 13/ 14.


3.) 30 Oct 2018 09:39:59
We take each game as it comes and always remember where we have come from before klopp came things were stale, he is elevated us too the level we are at so let's not put pressure on ourselves but instead embrace how lucky we are too have our identity back as a genuine quality side and get right behind the team win lose or draw . If it's not good enough we go again and get better, the machine we have created is moving nicely so let's enjoy the ride!


4.) 30 Oct 2018 09:42:35
To be honest if we do come up short this season in the title hunt, then we cannot say it’s from lack of trying. In the past we have sold our best players, replaced them with cheap poor signings, lacked ambition in the transfer market and employed people like Hodgson etc. In the last 2-3 seasons with the exception of Coutinho forcing his way out we have employed a world class manager, recruited brilliantly and competed in the market with the big spenders for the top class players and we play some amazing stuff (after all this is an entertainment business) . The current City side is probably one of the best of the premier league era so overtaking them is not going to be an easy feat. However If we do fail to win the title then for me a trophy is a must to keep the current ambitious squad of players and manager happy and let’s be honest the CL is not much easier to win than the league so that then leaves the FA cup. Our current squad is capable of winning any 3 of those trophies this season. Hell they are even capable of winning all 3. But as LFC fans we should also know we are also just as capable of winning none as we are of winning any. I for one know though that it’s going to be one hell of an exciting season to watch.


5.) 30 Oct 2018 11:41:06
Well let's absolutely destroy Arsenal then! c'mon Reds.


6.) 30 Oct 2018 12:00:57
I know they say that history often it repeats itself but let's not go rolling over and writing off the league just yet!

Lets just enjoy the good times. I know we didn't win in 08/09 or 13/14 but remember how enjoyable it was watching those games? IT was an absolutely incredible time to be a supporter of Liverpool!

There is a long way to go this season and who knows what it may bring. let's just enjoy things one game at a time and hope for the best.

Red Sandman.


7.) 30 Oct 2018 12:01:09
Different manager at the helm. I think if we don’t win it this year, we will win it next, regardless of the players at the club. I think peps man management style will begin to ruffle feathers soon. I still think city aren’t as good as their results have been while I think we can still step up a gear.


8.) 30 Oct 2018 12:02:27
We’re currently joint top after 10 games and people are still worrying about our future and writing us off. We are currently going toe to toe with last seasons dominant force, enjoy the ride and let’s see where we end up.


9.) 30 Oct 2018 13:11:09
I don't think anyone is running away with it but city and Chelsea do look good. So do arsenal. If not for city's rise I'd say it was a definite but they are worthy adversaries and will be hard to beat. We have the players to do that.


10.) 30 Oct 2018 15:03:13
Yes i can see this happening. Mane and Salah for sure. It might even happen if by a miracle we beat city and Arsenal to the title.
But I am negative so who knows?


11.) 30 Oct 2018 15:05:25
Also worth thinking if Klopp would still be around if no silverware is won. The owners haven't been scared to replace a manager previously.


12.) 30 Oct 2018 16:43:42
Akshit! mate, this time last year you were writing off the season, now it's writing off next season before this one has finished!?

Hah don't know why you do it to you if mate.

I'll just lean on the culture and identity Klopp is building as well as the seemingly strong internal relationships between he and his management team. This includes Michael Edwards and the owners. I think we are building a club that can sustain it's competitiveness. As much as we poke fun at Arsenal, I'd much rather we be competing year in year out than take shots every 4-6 years. always hope for the best.


13.) 30 Oct 2018 18:01:50
This is our time we have the manager, players and fans to take the lot we've all just got to believe in what Klopps building here. YNWA.


14.) 31 Oct 2018 01:19:26
I believe we are going to win the league and we are getting mbappe for next season and play 4321
Mbappe
Mane Firmino Salah.


15.) 31 Oct 2018 20:02:20
No chance.


 

 

27 Sep 2018 05:35:05
Hi ed002. Sorry if is much of an ask but as you have made us aware that the owners have left no stone unturned in their efforts to buy the league. Do you also know of a time frame they have set to win the league. I believe there would be clear instructions passed to Klopp and co that they need to win the league this season or the next.
Do you think our change in play and being more pragmatic in our approach to seeing out games has something to do with the same.
I would have believed all cups and trophies would have been a priority but we already out of one. It seems we are focused much on the league. Do you think this has been a clear message from the owners?
and Lastly do you fancy us winning it? i think when it comes from the owners it puts more pressure which kind of is good for us.

akshit

{Ed002's Note - The owners have wanted to win the league since they arrived - this has been made very clear and they have been astonished by quite how much money they have thrown at the club without a return of success. Their saving grace is the spiralling income in England over other countries which has significantly increased the value of the clubs. Debt has started to increase at an alarming rate again as one of the major plus points of appointing Klopp was that he did not need any significant expenditure on players and would build from within was thrown by the wayside. Regardless, the team is playing well and at the top of the lead. Like any other manager/coach/team/group of players every competition is one they want to win. I know many are saying that Liverpool deliberately threw away the game and let Chelsea win/Chelsea played their best possible team whilst Liverpool played their reserves/there was a conspiracy by the officials/the FA influenced VAR to make sure that Liverpool would lose/Jupiter aligned with Saturn as the white witches danced the Watusi to summon up the gods of Schnörk to ensure Chelsea won, but they didn't - Klopp and the players wanted the win. Liverpool are well placed this year to take a shot at competing for the Premier League title - it is what the owners really covet, but not at the expense of everything else. I think Liverpool will be in the mix at the end, and certainly Manchester City will, but there is no more pressure on Liverpool players/staff than there is on others. The Manchester City owners really desire the Champions League - but won't be throwing away the league title to achieve it. The Chelsea owner would like to win everything. And so it goes AK.}


1.) 27 Sep 2018 08:54:21
thanks ed002. I for one feel we lost yesterday to a moment of absolute quality from Hazard. Otherwise things were fairly balanced between both teams. and any way one team had to loose.
I do feel though this is the toughest season to win the league, there are 3 clubs definitely going for it while many difficult oppositions this season like wolves, Watford, Everton etc. But i have a feeling we will win it. Glad we are in the mix and not the underdogs any more.

{Ed002's Note - I suspect your the only one AK. Everyone else is rolling out the usual excuses about it being everyone elses fault. Chelsea are a good side, Liverpool lost, move on - but they can't.}


2.) 27 Sep 2018 08:55:18
It’s an interesting one. If the owners looked at the team Klopp had at Dortmund, there were some great players that didn’t cost anywhere near what the players cost now, even before the influx of all the new tv revenue in the game. Most of this was down to Zork and not Klopp I do believe. So maybe Klopp sold this to the owners

I love our owners and think they are doing a great job for my beloved LFC but more fool them if they thought the League could be won without pumping huge amounts of money into player recruitment.

Leicester aside, every other club has bought the league since 1992, United started it in the early 90’s once the riches of Sky tv was introduced, followed by Arsenal and the French Revolution, Chelsea from 2004/ 5 with the Russian oil money, now there’s city and the Arabs. And. Let’s not forget Blackburn in 1995, Kenny spent a fortune assembling that team

Before the FSG arrived, Liverpool also spent their fair share since the birth of the Premier League, none of this is new.

{Ed002's Note - Zorc is a truly great Director of Football - up there with the absolute best there is.}


3.) 27 Sep 2018 09:59:41
Rekon we did enough to win the game, but in football you can be at your best with your best and still lost the game on merit. An opportunity to win a trophy closes here and so we move on and keep trying in the others.


4.) 27 Sep 2018 10:18:50
Well said Drogie.


5.) 27 Sep 2018 11:18:59
It was a tight game yesterday and Liverpool fielded a keeper and defence who would not be in our first team.

If I were to chose a game to lose I would rather lose last night than Saturday.

Puts more pressure on us to win on Saturday but Chelsea are a top side - Chelsea, City and Liverpool were my top 3 at the start of the season (reverse order 😄)


6.) 27 Sep 2018 10:10:07
Welcome to the ak ed2 love in
I don't know if you know this but fans are passionate about Thet lubs not whingers and whiners as you class all LFC supporters. Chelsea fans still go on about Garcia's goal that is football it's about passion for their team but you class us all under one banner how blinkered is that I suppose it cause reaction and debate but get over it.

{Ed002's Note - Thank you for providing such a thought provoking argument about the Liverpool fan base. Not so sure why you want to make it about someone else, but hey. I have never seen a post about “Garcia’s goal” on the Chelsea page, but you must remember that Jerry died back in 1995 and most will be too young to remember.}


7.) 27 Sep 2018 10:31:13
Ed2, is there anything Liverpool can do about the refs always being against us, could the club put forward refs who are Liverpool fans or are trained by Liverpool to officiate all our matches. I personally think that could fix a lot of these “shocking” calls that go against us? 😜.

{Ed002's Note - Benny is looking to become a “Man in Black”.}


8.) 27 Sep 2018 11:22:55
I don't know why we fans of all blame the Referee for anything. Not like he did any of that intentionally to want us to lose. its a part of the game. Its shocking that nobody acknowledges that it was the shear brilliance of a world class player that was the difference maker.
Ed 002 another questions here if you don't mind. Do you think LFC owners are taking the right approach though? Yes leagues have been bought before, nothing new in that. But LFC are continually going in debt as you have mentioned. Some of it is subsided as i understand from the huge TV money, But still debt is debt and if the plan does not work, it won't pay itself off. In such a situation i guess owners would be willing to sell and save grace. In such a situation this is not really a plan for sustained success. And let's say supposedly we win the league this season then we would need to spend more to continue the success, it would become a loop.
Back in some time Lyon, Bayern even Barcelona showed that if academies are strong and there is a continual supply of good players teams can achieve great success, however in most leagues this does not seem the case nowadays. Leagues are won by spending. My only concern for Livepool is that others involved in this money game have won and continue spending which i guess is warranted, however LFC have not won anything since the money game started and if they don't win now the situation could get ugly.

{Ed002's Note - I don’t think borrowing against future income is a great idea I am afraid, but they are banking on the continued increase in the value of the business. It was a 66% increase in the last reported year (the second highest in Europe) and overall it stands third or fourth world-wide in terms of total debt. Academies work if you stick at it and if there is a plan to progress players. The club are only now beginning to work the plan for progression so there is most definitely progress. What you won’t see is lots of youngsters coming through - they will eventually get to a point of cherry picking. It works better in other countries - the Netherlands and Germany would be top of the list - and Spain, France and Portugal not far behind.}


9.) 27 Sep 2018 11:34:03
Tc77. never called fans whiners or whingers? but if that is all one does what do i do? we lost a game, and without acknowledging we lost it to brilliance of a player and blaming all referees what is the point? and well as you mentioned that ghost goal, then well yesterdays decisions were a equalizer for referees. can't have it all my friend. Can relax and enjoy football brilliance though.

{Ed001's Note - actually the 'ghost goal' was equalised by the ref not awarding us a penalty instead and sending off a Chelsea player, which he would have had to do otherwise.}


10.) 27 Sep 2018 11:39:02
Ak was responding to the reply from ed2.


11.) 27 Sep 2018 11:45:57
Ok, sorry TC77 i was wondering where i said that. Now i see it. But you have to admit, the whining here goes over the top at times.


12.) 27 Sep 2018 11:53:40
Some fans need to grow up and stop being so spoilt. We lost because Chelsea scored more goals, end of.
If we had taken our chances then it would have been a different story, but we didn’t. Stop crying about it and move on.

{Ed001's Note - so no one is allowed to question a bad decision? That doesn't mean anyone is saying it is why LFC lost, just that it was a bad decision and should be questioned.}


13.) 27 Sep 2018 11:34:39
Took your time with that well thought out repost but does not answer the fact that you continually lambast loyal fans this is what fans do why don't you get it.

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea what you are talking about taking my time. I am sat in a coffee shop in Mevagissy responding to you embarrassing nonsense. You clear did not read the posts from around ten last night where one excuse after another was claimed for the loss. You then want to bring some age old goal into the matter that you say Chelsea fans obsess over - it is simply not true. You are doing no more than making yourself look stupid and substantiating why so many use the term “laughing stock”. I will be getting back in to the car now and finding somewhere for lunch soon - so if that causes a slight delay to replaces you will have to suck that up as well.}


14.) 27 Sep 2018 11:39:57
Third or fourth in debt, I guessed we'd be much better. Last year i guess the CL run added to our revenues. so it is clear as long as we keep winning something this can to be coped with, the moment we slip there debt coming back to haunt us.
Out of curiosity which club has the biggest debt? i'd guess Barca?

{Ed002's Note - Manchester United.}


15.) 27 Sep 2018 11:42:36
Ed2, I forgot about Benny doing his ref exams, that’s the perfect solution mate 😂.

Benny, best of luck in exams mate.


16.) 27 Sep 2018 13:33:56
Unfortunately I’ll never be biased boys. I believe when you make the select group of level 1s (prem refs) you will still officiate clubs you support Ed.
However; you will not be involved in title/ crucial positioning fixtures with said club, is what I understand. Nor games that don’t necessarily involve your club, but can affect them.
It’s ignorant to think referees don’t support prem clubs, it is what it is, we all grow up supporting someone, and without naming names I know of one referee who always wears long sleeves because of a tattoo, and another who had laser surgery to remove one.
I’m very much looking forward to some fixtures I’ve been given coming up, they are a great honour doing some of the best clubs in the world. One day I hope to make the championship, but I aim for the premier league. Why referee is something I always get asked, last night is exactly why.
I want to see the game I love, officiated correctly, an never be talked about.


17.) 27 Sep 2018 13:08:53
Mevagissey in cornwall ed002? Hope you are enjoying your stay here if so. The weather is lovely at the moment.

{Ed002's Note - I have a home in Cornwall Parstheball, but yes that Mevagissey. I am now strapping on the nosebag in Pillaton. But as you say, the weather is good right now so we should make the most of it.}


18.) 27 Sep 2018 19:51:00
Brilliant insight, Ed02. I fully agree with you that yes, the owners want the PL trophy cos well, they have shown themselves to be winners in the other sports where they own teams BUT they are not stupid enough to focus on that at the expense of anything else as that is just senseless, just like other big boys in the PL are. I agree with you also, that those "fans" trying to blame everyone else for our loss to Chelsea really need to go home and take a few days off. We lost cos we did not take our chances, plain and simple. Studge would have had a hat trick WAY before Hazard came on and had that happened, we aren't even talking about any of this and I'm sure Klopp knows that and so do the players. All in all, your take on these issues are always appreciated, man.


19.) 27 Sep 2018 23:05:59
That's it brover.

I keep saying it but we lost Coz of that defence. The defence of 2 years ago. They ALWAYS collapse. Hazard would have been rubbing his hands.

I'm also a little worried about our front three. They are not clicking like last year. They are being selfish and not passing to each other when they should. I think on the training ground mane is the better player than salah. And I think he knows it. I also think salah's amazing goal run hit mane's confidence. Instead of "oh mane mane" (clap clap clap) it's "mo salh, mo salah" and now mane is top goal scorer, he wants it to stay that way. I think a loss will serve them well, it will put it all in perspective. If they click against city then we will go on and win the league.


20.) 28 Sep 2018 07:39:04
It’s the way some fans question the decisions Ed001, I have no issue with a grown up debate. But brown envelopes and everyone against us? You must get a bit fed up reading these?

{Ed001's Note - I haven't seen anything like that to edit, so no.}


21.) 28 Sep 2018 08:35:22
I think klopp realised we are not going to win this league with a few 5-10mil players and the odd 30mil signing. Not with City throwing 50, 60, and 70 mil at players and City throwing the same money around. Leicester was amazing, a freak occurrence.

You spend 7mil on a keeper you get karius. You spend 60 and get alisson Becker.


 

 

20 Sep 2018 05:35:19
I think we can very easily win next five games

Soto home- should be routine. they won't have Ings so i think that hurts them too.

Chelsea home- EFL cup but since its home we should win. Tough game this though i don't see any team resting players. both would want to win. we need all trophies this season. the big ones and the small ones

Chelsea away - tricky game this one. But this will probably be in our favour, If we win the EFL game, i expect Sarri to attack us and that should help us a lot. If Chelsea play like Chelsea it can be Chelsea wining. Also third straight game in week and Chelsea lack a bench.

Napoli away- Napoli are weird they won against lazio fiorentina and ac milan and were dreadful against sampdoria! they are also leaking goals which is good for us. I see three points at the naples and I think we will get them. might be a very close game though.

Mancity home- I for one like that Pep won't sit back against us. This has been the best EPL fixture since 2012- Liverpool vs mancity . But first time Liverpool are no more the underdogs in this match. This should be a spectacle and i think LFC attack will be superior to city's and hence the three points.

That would make it 11 out of 11 I thinks that is a world record.

and then we have some easy games in october so we could extend that winning run. I am excited, this season so different.

akshit

1.) 20 Sep 2018 06:30:47
I think Man City won 14 games on the bounce last season.


2.) 20 Sep 2018 06:35:17
Great post that mate, I 100% agree. Napoli away concerns me somewhat but I'm still confident we'll do them and the rest.


3.) 20 Sep 2018 08:01:27
Mystic meg post can stand them sorry!
Every time one goes up it comes back to haunt us so one game at a time plz!


4.) 20 Sep 2018 08:41:53
One game at a time boys. Saints could be difficult if we overlook them in any way.


5.) 20 Sep 2018 08:41:55
I'm not worried about Napoli purely because I don't think it will matter. I don't see them getting points from Anfield, and I very much doubt that Red Star Belgrade can cost us any points. That means that as long as we equal their result against PSG (and I suspect we may have already bettered it) losing away to Napoli won't factor into anything except finishing first or second - which is hardly a guarentee of good things these days. Not that I don't want us to secure everything early and win every game, let some players rest and rotate in dead rubbers if nothing else, but it won't worry me if we draw or even lose in Italy.


6.) 20 Sep 2018 08:48:07
Every game is winnable and we have shown we can beat any team on our day. However each game should be treated as a Cup final and I am looking no further than Southampton.

One game at a time, asses the result, then move on to the next one.


7.) 20 Sep 2018 10:00:43
“Soto home- should be routine“

JINX! There’s no such thing as a “routine” game in the premier league and our recent history against Southampton is nothing to write home against.


8.) 20 Sep 2018 09:57:03
For EFL, I expect Sturridge, Shaqiri, Fabinho, Matip, Moreno, Clyne to start. If Lallana is fit, he might get a chance. With games coming thick and thin and most importantly all are vital (6 pointer games), IMO we need to rest some of our starting 11. They will be burn out before City.


9.) 20 Sep 2018 10:11:32
Once people start taking it for granted that we'll win games the wheels fall off. Let's see the abuse levels when we do finally draw or lose a game.


10.) 20 Sep 2018 10:14:41
All are winnable, but at best I would guess the likelihood of any one win comes in at maybe 60% on average. That would make winning them extremely unlikely as if my memory of basic stats serves me right it would only be about 10% chance of coming in with 5 out of 5.

Of course there are plenty that would tear my arbitrary choice of 60% apart, but the point is, the likelihood of one win is not the same as winning all of them. Let’s take it one game at a time.


11.) 20 Sep 2018 11:04:59
I'm certainly very excited about the City game in particular, as it will be my first time visiting Anfield since supporting them as a kid in the late 80s. Been planning this trip to UK for many years, and I'm very fortunate it's coincided with a time when our team is looking so strong. Really really looking forward to it. :)


12.) 20 Sep 2018 12:23:23
i call it belief. In a long time can a liverpool fan say all these 5 games are winnable. Any other season we'd be looking to win 3 draw 1 and lose 1 as best case and be happy. Not this season. All these games are perfectly winnable and we should believe in the team and push them towards it, be positive be it this forum or any, anfield or any. This team is special and we need to finally stop doubting and start expecting.


13.) 20 Sep 2018 13:06:22
Once again I agree ak mate.

Heroin, I hope and Im sure you'll have a fantastic time mate, enjoy you lucky bugger ;) you'll get to see us smash the living daylights out of them! What better game to go to eh? :) .


14.) 20 Sep 2018 14:19:04
Of course they are winnable games but there’s no such thing as a “routine” win in the premier league. It will be hard work, lots of preparation and training.

We will have to match them for preparation, attitude, professionalism and if we do that we are favourites.


15.) 20 Sep 2018 16:42:33
Every game is winnable. We have a team capable of beating them all in our group. Paris away is going to be a big atmosphere as will napoli.

We can't underestimate anyone though. I know the players won't but we fans are sometimes guilty of it.


16.) 20 Sep 2018 16:42:33
Every game is winnable. We have a team capable of beating them all in our group. Paris away is going to be a big atmosphere as will napoli.

We can't underestimate anyone though. I know the players won't but we fans are sometimes guilty of it.


 

 

19 Sep 2018 09:57:47
Great team win yesterday. Please hand Milner a lifetime contract and a lots of Ribena supplies. Also the managing role after Klopp. The guy is the boss.

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14 Nov 2018 06:54:02
That slap could have him out for the season Wirral, so need to be careful there.

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24 Aug 2018 08:45:34
id say start studger, he looks in form and there has been a different vibe about him in the pre-season and has scored few goals too.
Can start and give way to bobby around the 70 minute mark if it is required. Bobby i feel needs to keep it simple and smart. He has a very good squad all around him and he can feel free to be the authoritative striker now. doesn't have to drop that much, unless its to win possession back.

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08 Aug 2018 09:55:42
Oh it's true. It's damn true 😁.

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31 Jul 2018 05:34:05
Hi ed002, Has the asking price increased as to what was originally reported in the media the deal was done for?
For me its remains a mystery as to why no one has yet put in a credible bid of for his services. he is a genuinely good player that can really help some of the top clubs right now. Say some one like Juventus and even Madrid.

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{Ed002's Note - The other clubs approach did not see the value in Fekir at the asking price, or did not have space in their squads for the player. Real Madrid were one of the sides that were approached as they had previously shown interest. However the player would not be guaranteed game time there and they have a two year plan to completely refresh the squad and had other attacking midfield options on their list - and they opted to purchase one of those this summer in any case. Juventus never enquired after Fekir.}


 

 

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24 Jul 2018 08:33:02
KAA Gent then the ladies would be KAA ladies.

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14 Nov 2018 07:28:32
Ok here we go . A bit late but here we go :
12 games in
-Goals per match : ~2 ( 4th in league)
-cleansheets: 7 ( 1st in league)
-average possesion : close to 60 (3rd in league)
-yellow cards: 12 (least n league)
-tackles per match - 11 ( 2nd highest successful tackle rate in the league considering we have conceded the fewest goals) .
- Passing % - 85% (3rd in league)
- Highest number of possesion won in final third - 337
How excatly are we playing not upto mark?

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13 Nov 2018 05:32:02
We have been winning and we have some mighty luck shining on us too. Perfect for the title.

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12 Nov 2018 05:44:56
In all honesty ed i would argue that. Watched the game. Firmino did do what he does best dragging players out of position and making the sapce available but he struggled in link up play most of the game. Yes we won and may we continue to do so. But that isn't his best position. It works for the team as a whole though as results show. His being there has definitely shored up the defense because he does most of the pressing up top the midfield, But since everything is going through him it is a bit slow. there were too many passes he made in his own half dropping too deep. it is clear he is still adjusting to his new position and isn't as effective as we have come to expect of him.

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{Ed001's Note - you would argue it? You just agreed with me, but you are still moaning. For heaven's sake, just be happy we are winning and winning comfortably while he plays there. He contributes positively to the team performance and there will be games he will perform the link role, but yesterday that was not what we needed from him. We needed him to drag Anguissa around, or he is a very effective physical presence in the centre.}


 

 

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12 Nov 2018 04:58:56
I made a post on match day about his position. Bobby is just a different player, he is a beast without the ball. he draws in opposition defenders and also hassles them when they are in possession ( pressing from front) which also brings in extra space for mo and Mane to run and exploit. This was last season.
This season he is in the Hole and he can't get out of the hole. he is behind the game which he might take time getting used to. But he won't be effective this way, his passing range and vision aren't exactly his best talents.
Also we miss a target guy upfront for times when trent and robbo could just fire them in and bobby could head them. He was pretty good at that last season.
I think its the position that's crippling him. he needs to be upfront and salah and mane need to be behind him. So they can one touch pass around and open spaces. The opposite way isn't as fluid as last season, but we still are winning so cannot say it isn't working.
May be klopp is looking to preserve salah and mane. They have less ground to cover if they play up top and bobby plays behind them. then he does all that running and hassling in the middle of the park which probably doesn't suit mo and mane. This could be the reason we are doing better in defense as our midfield isn't light.
Bobby though is an out and out team player and i don't think there is any problem in his cause to the team.

akshit

{Ed001's Note - he has played the role about 3 times now in the entire season, and we have won all the games he has played in that position. Obviously you know better though.

If you actually bothered to watch yesterday, you would have seen how Firmino moves all over the place and dragged their central midfield completely out of position opening up space for Liverpool's midfield. He was in large part responsible for Liverpool being able to completely dominate that game by using intelligent movement to create space for himself or others.

What he needs is to continue to do what is best for the team, what has given us win after win, not what you think is better in your fantasy world.}


 

 

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05 Nov 2018 10:07:14
Ed 001 there was something he did in the world cup game against serbia. Him and xhaka and there was an outroar.
they made some eagle like celebrations. but i am not sure what it signifies. I think they got fined by FIFA too.

akshit

{Ed001's Note - yes and I just explained what that was about if you read what I said mate.}